Tuesday, September 18, 2007

So Much For Neverland

Madeline as I'm changing Baby Rae's diaper: "I'm getting bigger and bigger and bigger."

Me: "Yes, you are."

Madeline: "I'm growing up."

Me: "Yes, you are."

Madeline: "But Daddy doesn't want me to grow up."

Me: "Did he tell you that?"

Madeline: "Nam [her codeword for "yes," rhymes with "mom"]." She pauses for dramatic effect. "But I have to."

Me, silently, wistfully, to myself, "Yes, you do and it's happening all too quickly."

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